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Asset protection for the small business owner – It is easier than you think

By William A. O’Leary When people think about asset protection, they tend to conjure up images of complex financial arrangements—often involving offshore asset protection trusts— arranged by mysterious agents. While this type of sophisticated asset protection planning may be an option for certain high-net-worth individuals, the vast majority of us do not need it. There… Read More »

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New dangers lurking in severance agreements

By Mark A. Addington In recent years, there have been a significant number of severance agreements entered into between businesses and former employees due to turbulent economic times. Two significant developments currently being litigated could impact potential liability lurking within such agreements. Both of these developments clearly demonstrate that a poorly crafted severance agreement can… Read More »

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Contracts for Business

By David P. Grigaltchik Contracts are like business people: some work smart and deliver; others are doomed to fail from the start because they lack that certain essential element. So, what makes a good contract? Apart from legally trained professionals and the certifiably insane, few decent folk take the time to contemplate this question. But… Read More »

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ACA Implementation is NOT Delayed

While most Americans were planning for a weekend filled with food, fun, and fireworks, the Treasury Department got the party started a little early on July 2 with an announcement on their online blog that the Obama Administration intended to delay enforcement of the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act for one year. … Read More »

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Employer Health Insurance Mandate Under the Affordable Care Act

By: Mark Bajalia, Esq. and Samantha L. Prokop, Esq. On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, fundamentally reforming the nation’s health care system and spawning a political and legal debate that led all the way to the Supreme Court. The ACA regulates the national health… Read More »

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Bowman vs. Monsanto and the patent exhaustion doctrine

By Jack Gibney The Unites States Supreme Court recently announced a decision involving the appropriate use of a patent, and specifically discussed the application of the “patent exhaustion doctrine.” This Supreme Court decision is highly relevant to business owners today because it shows the degree to which a business owner’s patent rights extend after they… Read More »

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Legislative update: First to file change in patent law

A MAJOR CHANGE TO THE PATENT STATUTE: “FIRST TO FILE” By Jack Gibney There was a recent article in the Florida Times-Union about the value of a patent. The article discusses, in part, the idea of patent protection in terms of a corporate policy to protect a potentially highly valuable asset of a business (i.e.,… Read More »

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An Alternative to Paying Overtime?

By Mark Addington Do you have an employee that has worked overtime hours and wants time off?  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) currently provides public sector employers with the ability to offer employees compensatory time off in lieu of paying monetary overtime compensation. Compensatory time is an arrangement where an employee would be eligible… Read More »

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Here it comes! Ready or not! Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

By Joan Galletta The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare, or generically, as healthcare reform) was signed into law March 23, 2010. This broad-sweeping federal statute focuses largely on the insurance aspects of our healthcare delivery system, much to the dismay… Read More »

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Do you have a trademark?

Trademark Protection By Jack Gibney A common mistake among business owners is failing to protect the assets of their business. There are physical, tangible assets, and then there are the more abstract, but just as important, intangible assets. One of the most frequently overlooked intangible assets is the trademark. There are trademarks for physical items,… Read More »

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